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I'm the mother of two internationally adopted children. You can also contact adoption agencies with international programs. There are probably some near you. Look in the phone book or do a search. It could save you some shipping costs.

Be warned however, that some orphanages do not accept used clothing. Please don't be offended by that. I know that many of us love to recycle clothing from friends, neighbors or thrift shops. But some orphange personnel don't feel that it is appropriate to give the children under their care used clothes. There may also be issues of the clothing that is worn in the orphanage not being the same as western clothes. In China, for example, toddlers wear pants with a split crotch, not pants like we use here.

Also, in some countries the orphanages have to pay duty on the clothing parcels, which might be quite steep. Sometimes the duty is far more than the package is worth to them. If you find an agency that has personnel that can hand-carry the donations, that might be better.
 
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